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2016 Judges Panel

2016 Judges Panel

James Codeglia—Director of Photography who has shot hundreds of projects for web, television, and the silver screen. He recently captured behind-the-scenes material for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Star Trek Into Darkness. Narrative highlights include Krantz by Christopher Cantwell, the award-winning film Thumb, and recent music video Alive by Empire […]

Guest Speaker Chad McCord – 2016

Guest Speaker Chad McCord – 2016

Chad McCord is a Los Angeles based writer, director, acting coach, and author with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He is currently writing the comedy television pilot JOKES ON YOU! Chad has been the recipient of multiple awards for his directorial projects which include the short films: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, STAY WITH ME, and FEAR […]

Guest Speaker Sally Kaplan – 2016

Guest Speaker Sally Kaplan – 2016

Sally Kaplan is an award winning producer and writer with twenty years of film and television experience. Partnering with David Vassar and Backcountry Pictures in 2003, Sally has served as producer on DISCOVER HETCH HETCHY, GRAND TETON VIDEO RIVERS, PERSPECTIVE FROM THE PEAKS, RED WHITE AND GREEN, and CALIFORNIA FOREVER. Additionally, Sally has worked as a field producer and writer on programs for PBS, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, and many others. She has served […]

Special Presentation David Vassar – 2016

Special Presentation David Vassar – 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY! “Generation on the Wind” © 1979 David Vassar Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature. Winner, Best Documentary, Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival. Winner, Best Documentary, San Francisco International Film Festival. Broadcast nationally on PBS in 1980. By Producer, Writer, Director & Editor: David Vassar […]

In Concert! Oscar Goldman – 2016

In Concert! Oscar Goldman – 2016

Performing on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 5:45-6:30 pm Oscar Goldman’s music can best be described as Hip-Hop with a slash of poetry. Every word has meaning and a place in his rhymes. His lyrical stylings evoke vivid images personal to him yet anyone is able to relate. Oscar Goldman is a unique artist in style, […]

Guest Speaker Ciara Flynn – 2016

Guest Speaker Ciara Flynn – 2016

Ciara Flynn began acting in Austin, TX at the age of 12 when she dragged her parents to a local youth theatre program. It took one excellent director and only 10 minutes on stage for her to decide to commit her life to the craft. Beginning with an education in performing Shakespeare, she quickly became interested […]

Workshop & Guest Speaker Alexis Nichols – 2016

Workshop & Guest Speaker Alexis Nichols – 2016

Alexis Nichols is a versatile actor, voiceover talent, and model whose young career promises great things. She most recently appeared as Lucille Ball in “Becoming Lucy” which premiered at the Festival De Cannes Court Metráge this past May. “Becoming Lucy” also traveled through India with the Jagran Film Festival where it was nominated for Best […]

Felice LaZae in Concert! — 2016

Felice LaZae in Concert! — 2016

Performing on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 6:45-8 pm Felice LaZae is an LA based singer/songwriter whose sound has roots in Blues, R&B and a dash of rock ‘n roll. Her vocal style is compared to Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and funk singer Betty Davis. Musically, her bluesy, soulful blend creates a southern gothic, […]

2015 Guest Speaker – Kevin Machate

Kevin Machate began his career in the film industry in front of the camera. Within a year, he began producing, which quickly led to directing, and then writing award winning short films. Kevin’s films have won numerous awards worldwide having been screened in various cities in the US, Europe, South America, Oceania, and Asia. His […]

2015 Guest Speaker — Luke Sauer

Luke Sauer is a Director of Photography and Steadicam operator with over 10 years of experience working in television and independent film.  A graduate of the U.C. Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media program, he is a winner of several Telly awards in photography.  During his career, Luke has seen shifts in style, technology, and […]

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How Do I get Tickets?

Because of the generosity of our sponsors, our festival is FREE to the public this year for Saturday, November 12 through Sunday, November 13, 2016.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION TICKET PURCHASE for Friday, November 11, 2016:
David Vassar presents "Generation on the Wind" TICKET PURCHASE.

Location is at the Historic Sonora Opera Hall in downtown Sonora, California.

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